Tracks and Topics
Track 1
Systems as Solutions
Track 2
Integrate, Collaborate, Digitize
Track 3
Potential, Performance, Practicalities
Session 1
Panel Discussion

How Will the Pandemic Affect
the Trajectory for Offsite Construction?

How will COVID affect demand for mass timber, panelized and modular solutions? Can movement and interaction be better controlled in a factory environment? Will there be greater focus on sustainability?

Standardization & Mass Customization

How to combine the efficiency of offsite manufacturing without sacrificing design freedom

Panel Discussion

How Green is Mass Timber?

How green is mass timber in practice today? How does it compare to concrete and steel? What needs to happen for mass timber to be truly sustainable?

Session 2

The Case for Mass Timber Construction

What are the sweet spots for mass timber construction? What structure types? What range of story heights?

Integrating the Supply Chain

Integration of design, procurement, offsite fabrication, delivery and site assembly

Building Codes & Fire Safety

Impact of new tall wood ICC and BC codes. Acceptance of offsite light frame construction by building inspectors across North America? Fire safety: How to mitigate the impact of fire on life, safety and property.

Session 3

The Case for Modular Construction

The relative economics of volumetric modular in both light frame and with CLT shells. What does speed mean to the developer?

Mechanization and Automation

How does cutting-edge manufacturing technology drive or enable offsite construction? Where and when should it be employed? Are you getting a reasonable return on your investment?

Financing Offsite Construction

The hurdles that early adopters face in finding institutional sources of capital to finance their projects

Session 4

The Case for Panelized Construction

In what situations do panelized solutions make more sense than modular

Generative Design and Offsite Construction

What will be the impact of generative design on the built environment?

Panel Discussion

Addressing Challenges in Mass Timber Construction

How offsite wood-based construction can integrate with non-wood building systems?